Under the care of longtime Vineyard Supervisor Hugo Barroso, our estate Scheid and Elm Vineyards are ideally located for growing top-notch Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Located in the cool growing region of Monterey County classified as Region II for growing grapes, they have one of the longest growing seasons in the state. With fog in the morning, sunshine midday, wind in the afternoon and little rain, the result is a longer hang-time for the grapes than other premium areas. In the wine, this translates into vivid aromas, full flavor development and varietal intensity.
The Scheid Vineyard is in the Arroyo Seco appellation of Monterey County. This region boasts one of the coolest and longest growing seasons in the state. Planted to Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and a smattering of additional aromatic varieties, the wines from this site possess intense fruit flavors and firm acids.
Located just south of the town of Greenfield in the heart of the Salinas Valley, Elm Vineyard is pounded each afternoon by cool, hard winds that barrel down off the frigid waters of Monterey Bay, 40 miles to the northwest. The arid, brisk climate and porous soils make this a great site for Chardonnay.